Thursday, February 27, 2014

grandma's movie review - VeggieTales Veggies in Space - I'm Giving One Away!

What do you get when you combine several space themes, talking veggies, humor and a solid message? The new VeggieTales story: Veggies in Space, and it does not disappoint!

Veggietales: Veggies in Space The Fennel Frontier
By - Big Idea

Favorite Features -
  • The return of Bob, Larry, Jr and other Veggie friends!
  • Another Silly Song - Asteroid Cowboys
  • Solid message about sharing
  • Humor throughout which will leave parents - and grandparents - laughing!
  • Fun story with exciting space "themes" which children will enjoy
  • Bonus features with sing-alongs, make your own space ship and more
  • Family Discussion Guide helps families think and talk through the messages in Veggies in Space and apply it to their own lives
Big Idea says, "Join Captain Cuke (Larry the Cucumber) and his loyal first officer, Mr. Spork (Bob the Tomato), as they embark on an out of this world adventure to bravely travel where no Veggie has gone yet. The entire USS Applepies crew takes on Luntar the Looter, a power stealing space pirate, but they're in for a big surprise when they find out just why he needs the energy. Blast off with your favorite Veggie characters as they dodge popcorn asteroids and evade Luntar's super-grabber, all while learning a powerful lesson about sharing: if you have enough to spare, you have enough to share!"

My grandsons watched Veggietales: Veggies in Space and Josiah, (the five-year old) told me the "main theme" was sharing. He thought the message was very clearly presented! He liked the fighting giant robots in loincloths and Caleb, (the two-year old) liked the space ship rockets! Children will identify with,"under the galactic law of to the victor goes the me-want-ti-um" as well as "the law of finders keepers" and will see examples throughout the story of characters who are not sharing as Mr. Spork,"wonders if it is all about the stuff that we call mine, mine, mine.

I love Junior's message, "If you have enough to spare, you have enough to share!" When he sings, "One for me and one for you, to share is not that hard to do. When we can see beyond ourselves and give to others, too! A bite for you a bite for me, that's how God says it's supposed to be and if we have enough to spare, we also have enough to share!

I love how Bob sums it up at the end with the verse from Luke 3:11; "Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and whoever has food to do likewise." In the story, the engines on the Starship Applepies are called, T.U.N.I.C.S and Bob explains how tunics are shirts and the Bible tells us if we have something someone else needs, then we are to share! It would be very easy to work on a couple projects with your grandchildren/children to help them share what they have with others. Consider some of the following ideas . . .
  • Talk with your children about sharing some of their gently used toys and games with others and go through your toy chests and closets together; ask your children to each pick a couple things which they would be willing to share and then donate them to a local homeless shelter, woman's/children's refuge, or package them to send to a missionary (be sure to check with each of these places/people first to be sure they have a need for these items and be sure the items you give are only gently used).
  • Go through your drawers and closets and choose clothing which has only been gently used which your children have either outgrown or since they have clothing to "spare" they could "share" what they have and give to your church's or community clothing closet or some of the places/people mentioned above.
  • Give your grandchildren/children specific extra chores they could do for a month to earn extra money. They take them shopping for non-perishable food which they could donate to your church's or community's food pantry.
While my grandsons are too young to catch all the "nods" to Star Wars, Star Trek and even Dr. Who, grandparents and parents will once again be able to watch Veggietales: Veggies in Space with their grandchildren/children and enjoy the show! Whether it is a old-time phone booth showing up with Dr. Who in it, a cell phone with Larry saying, "Can you hear me now?", the captain's log being an actual "log", the "bridge on the starship Applepies is an actual bridge, characters with names like, Mr. Spork, Captain Cuke, and Lt. Whoareyou, the bumper stickers on the "station wagon", the planet, Tootanny, desperate pleas for help in holographic messages - which they wait to send until it is their, "only hope", the logic of Mr. Spork and more will all add to the fun!

Veggietales: Veggies in Space is a story the entire family is sure to enjoy; and most importantly, learn from! I'm very happy to say not only did Big Idea send me a copy of Veggies in Space for me to review, but they sent an additional copy for me to give away (USA only)! If you are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing for Veggietales: Veggies in Spacewhich will be on March 14, 2014, you may enter by commenting below to let me know your favorite VeggieTales character and movie . . . my favorite Veggie character would have to be Bob and while there are a LOT of Veggie movies which I love, my all-time favorite is VeggieTales Lord of the Beans!

Additional entries in this give-away are available if you follow on Google+, Google Friend Connect, follow by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share!) This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win Veggietales: Veggies in Space and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!

30 comments:

  1. You can't go wrong with Veggie Tales...I like Larry. I don't really have a favorite Tale. I follow on fb and email.

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  2. Our children's church lesson is about sharing this week. I'd love to put this in a take-home bag that could be passed around between families until it was shared with everyone in our children's church classes!

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  3. Hi, my favourite character is Junior. my best Movie would be "Where is God when I am scared". It is an older one, but still a classic.

    I follow on Facebook, and I follow by email. I also shared the post.

    Thank you so much for doing these reviews.

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  4. My favorite is Mr. Lunt, favorite silly song is I Love My Cheesburger, and favorite Veggie movie is Madame Blueberry.

    I follow on FB and share by tweeting.

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  5. Larry and The Pirates that don't do anything.

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  6. Our favorite is Jr. We love The Fib from Outerspace.
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  7. We like the Robin good movie and Larry as far as characters go.

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  12. I shared on Facebook and Google plus. My favorite veggie will forever be both larry and bob. My favorite movie is Abe and the amazing promise.

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  13. Liked, shared, follow with email, gmail, FB... Love Veggi Tales!

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  14. I love the French Peas :) I also love Madame Blueberry.

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  15. I'm a Facebook fan- Paula Skinner Hafner

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  16. Our favorite character is Larry and our favorite movie is The League of Incredible Vegetables
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  17. I am an e mail follower
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  19. I am an Email subscriber.

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    My fave veggie tales character is Larry and our fave movie is the Christmas one!

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  20. My little ones like larry. Our favorite movie is the pirates who don't do anything!

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